WAR IN UKRAINE

Swedish food producers switch sunflower oil for palm oil

1:59 min
  • Food producers here are switching back to using palm oil or rape seed oil in their products due to a shortage of sunflower oil brought on by the war in Ukraine, according to the Swedish Food Federation.

  • Palm oil has been criticised, amongst other things for the way it is produced, but as food producers go back to using the oil, they are still temporarily using labels that do not include palm oil in the list of ingredients.

  • The food manufacturers swapping the ingredients in their products do not have to change packaging that has already been printed.